Archive for the ‘life after the uk’ Category

just one year?

August 31, 2009

If a one year master’s degree sounds good to be true, it is. The school year is intensive and you really do work up until the last month of the summer semester.

Most master’s students don’t have time to search for jobs, internships, or other opportunities while working on their dissertations, so a lot of postgraduates spend the first couple of months after graduation just trying to find something to fill their hours.

The one year master’s is still a fantastic option, but just keep mind, it’s a lot longer than it seems.

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how to use the web to find a nonprofit job

February 7, 2009

I’m only in my second semester of my master’s, but in about five month’s time I’ll have to start looking for a job in the States. I am not really sure what I want do, but I think I need a break from school to decide if I want to get a doctorate or another master’s, or just pursue independent learning. I don’t really know what kind of job I’d like have, but I am interested in doing something related to the community, creativity, and web 2.0.  Maybe work for an NGO or a socially-conscious company.

I’ve been perusing the web for various job-hunting strategies. Social-change blogger Britt Bravo recently posted a great entry on Have Fun * Do Good and BlogHer on how to find a nonprofit job using the web. Here’s one of the most surprising hints she shared:

“YouTube.
The post, 7 Secrets to Getting Your Next Job Using Social Media, on Mashable suggests creating a video resume. I’ve never heard of that, have you? According to the post’s author, Dan Schawbel, that is one of the benefits, “The key with a video resume is that very few people have actually created one, so they serve as a differentiator in the recruiting process.” If you’ve created one, share the link below. I’d love to see an example of a successful one.”

Thanks, Britt Bravo! Check out her fantastic blog for more tips on how to find a nonprofit job!